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Blanche Willis and Plant Six Women Interviews, 23 August 1991

Identifier: L1995-13_AV0529

Scope and Contents of the Collection

From the Collection:

The Uprising of '34 Collection demonstrates how communities can be impacted in contemporary ways by history and memory, decades after a series of events occur. Veterans of the events of 1934 and their descendants-black, white, mill worker, manager, union, and non-union- were interviewed about mill village life, work conditions, southern contemporaneous culture as well as the strike itself. This finding aid describes the digitized oral history-style interviews available in Georiga State University Library's Digital Collections.


  • Creation: 23 August 1991


Restrictions on Access

All of the interviews are available online in GSU's Digital Collections.

Biographical Note

Blanche Willis worked in domestic service and later as cleaning staff at a textile mill in Kannapolis, N.C.


1 item(s) (video (29:46 duration))

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Willis discusses segregation in the mills and the community, domestic service, going to work in the the textile mill and her husband's work in the textile mills as both a janitor and a machine operator. The Plant Six Women discuss the recent Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union election results at the Fieldcrest-Cannon textile mill.


Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

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